Observations on small-town life sought
What makes a small community like Thurman so very special? Answer this question and write it up for the John Thurman Historical Society publication, The Quarterly.
Society members want others to hear your opinions on the attributes and advantages of growing up here, and the details of what makes small-town life more rewarding than living in a city or village.
Only a few words or more from some of our readers will help the historical society in preparing an article.
Whether it's merely the opportunity to see a turtle acrossing the highway, or hear the many woodland birds singing, or listening to the chorus of toads in the spring, all your observations will be appreciated. Send your thoughts to 168 Garnet Lake Road, Warrensburg, NY, 12885.
Community sale drew many from afar
Thurman's Townwide Sale on May 14 through 16 saw many visitors and shoppers coming in from several states and far-away towns. People were very happy to find such a variety of sale items and commented on how friendly the residents were. Many here who set up sales were very pleased with the results, and were glad that they had been included on the maps. The Sale committee expresses thanks everyone who stepped in to help.
Donations intercepted by town government?
A reader called in a question this week: If someone sends in a donation to a specific local organization, like the fire compan,. the emergency squad, the town sale committee, or even the cemetery fund, who gets the contribution? Too many rumors are floating around that insinuate that the town is holding all funds. The next town board meeting is on Tuesday June 15, this would be the place to get your concerns out in the open.
(Editor's Note: If money is sent in to an independent organization -- and all these groups have charters independent of town government, then it is the agency that administers the donations, not the town. The town government, however, has withheld its traditional payment to the Thurman Emergency Medical Services pending its full financial disclosures.)
Special days in Thurman
Birthdays to remember this week are those of Leon Galusha, Joey Castro, and Buddy Fish on June 6; Leah Sumner, Brett Pasco, and Lennie Shaw on June 7; Betty Clayfield, Shirley Ainsworth, April Russell and Lillian Reed on June 8; Darlene Castro, Ken Cameron, Deidra Peters, Derek Deloria and Jake Wilde on June 9; Lindsay Wood on June 10; and Ted Baker on June 11.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Jim and Joan Murphy, 52 years; to Paula and Russ Hubert, 41 years on June 7; and to Brian and Diane Angell, 22 years on June 11.
Ackley family appreciates response and support
Chrissy Ackley expressed her appreciation this week to the members of the Thurman emergency squad for their fast and compassionate service and to all of the Ackleys' good neighbors who stepped in to helped during Ken Ackley's recent hospital stay. Special goes appreciation to Daryl Tucker for the rides to and from the hospital, and to neighbor Shantel who has accomplished so many kind things, including bringing meals, cleaning, and just being there when needed, Chrissy Ackley said. Thanks also go to all the townspeople who have called and offered help or kind thoughts, she said.
A baby shower was held Saturday May 15 at the Mud Street home of Chrystal and Gary Murray for Terri and Jonathan Murray of Glens Falls. Friends and family members attended from near and far and many nice gifts were received for the expected arrival.
Sympathy from the community is out to the family of Irene Lamphier who passed away on Thursday May 20 at her home.
Condolences also go out to the family of Hial Hall III who passed away this week.
Get well wishes are out to Elmer Buyce, Ken Ackley, Iva Hall, Joe Mosher, Don Vopleus and Tammy Winslow.
Valerie Smarro of Indiana was recently a visitor in the area and helped her mom celebrate her April 18 birthday and also took her out to luncheon for Mother's Day. They were accompanied by her brother Jim and they enjoyed lots of family time at the River Road home of her mom, Bert Wilde.
Farmers' Market to welcome Americaders
On Wednesday June 9 from noon to 6 p.m., the Thurman Station Farmers' Market will welcome Americade motorcycle rally attendees with special events.
Farmers' Market organizers have planned live entertainment, special activities and prizes for the afternoon, and as always, there will be free admission to the event. The market will have vegetables, eggs, baked goods and crafts for sale as they do each Wednesday through summer.
Over the fence
A gripe was called in this week, warning fellow Thurmanites who have intentions to be good neighbors but may trust too much. The caller reported that a man stopped by a local home and asked for a bit of gas because he had run out on his way to town, and the good neighbor "loaned" what little he had. The man said he was going to bring some back - but that was two weeks ago.
The tax collector position will listed be on the November ballot, which is the only position open in Thurman. Those who wish to run for this office can start on June 8 gathering signatures on petitions. Call 761-6459 for details.
Attention teens and new neighbors
Teenagers who will celebrate their 18th birthday by Election Day in November should call for a voter registration form to fill out and have it ready to mail before Nov. 1.
Also, any newcomers to Thurman will want to register here to vote. Those seeking to register or report an address change should call 761-6459 to make arrangements to fill our a form, available from the Warren County Board of Elections.
Registration for summer recreation program All children who plan on attending Thurman's summer recreation program, which begins July 6, can pre-register June 28 at the town youth building.
Program directors and teen assistants will be attending a Red Cross CPR course on June 27. For details, call 623-9649.
Activities, events set in Thurman
The board of directors of the Thurman Emergency Squad will be meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday June 6 in the squad building on High St. Those with questions may call 623-9649 or 623-9014.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will meet on Monday June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Athol fire house. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can stop by and check out the steps to become a firefighter.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club meets at 7 p.m. Friday June 11 in the Thurman Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. For details, call 623-2007.
The Senior bus travels Friday June 11 to Glens Falls. All those who would like to go for some fun shopping or medical appointments, call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281.